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Your Child's Oral Health

Toothpaste, what works?

Aug 18, 2011 / 5:00 am

In several recent articles we have discussed both toothbrushes and toothbrushing, but haven’t said much about the stuff you put on the brush! Our previous...

What's the Best Brush?

Aug 4, 2011 / 5:00 am

Often parents will ask about toothbrushes and whether the brush they are using for their child’s teeth is appropriate. The answer to that question is that...

Important Considerations for Sedation

Jul 21, 2011 / 5:00 am

In our previous column we discussed the use of nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation to help children receiving dental treatment have a more pleasant experience. In...

Laughing gas in the dental office

Jul 7, 2011 / 5:00 am

The second article in our sedation series will focus on the use of nitrous oxide and oxygen (N20/02), or “laughing gas”, as a sedation agent. Many...

Sedation in Dentistry: a Series

Jun 23, 2011 / 5:00 am

Not many people enjoy receiving dental treatment. Children who have experienced a difficult or painful dental appointment will be anxious or even uncooperative...

Parents & children in the dental office

Jun 9, 2011 / 5:00 am

Parents are important partners in working with health care providers to maintain their child's health. As with all other relationships, communication is the...

Dentistry and autism

May 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

Autism spectrum is a relatively common disorder of neurological development that is characterized by several criteria: impaired communication, impaired social...

Injuries to your child's teeth

May 12, 2011 / 5:00 am

So often while children are running around just being kids, they will fall and inevitably bump their mouth. The injuries that they sustain can vary from mild to...

Teething: the sequel

Apr 28, 2011 / 5:00 am

In keeping with our last dental article, this is a question related to teething that arises often in the dental office and causes many parents a great deal of...

Common teething questions: Part 1

Apr 14, 2011 / 5:00 am

Most of us don’t recall from childhood the events surrounding teething. There are a great many questions generated by parents regarding this topic, which...

What are baby teeth for?

Mar 31, 2011 / 5:00 am

Very often throughout the day, parents will ask “why do baby teeth need to be fixed if they are just going to fall out anyway?” Great question, and...

Are my child""s teeth soft?

Mar 17, 2011 / 5:00 am

This a very common question. Many parents of children with cavities are concerned that their child’s teeth are soft, thus increasing their cavity risk. Many...

The first dental visit: when?

Mar 3, 2011 / 5:00 am

A visit to the dentist: no one we know relishes that experience. But, what about a child’s first dental visit? Is that any different? You bet! And if your...

There""s something in the water...

Feb 10, 2011 / 5:00 am

One of the words synonymous with dental offices is fluoride. Most people know that fluoride is considered by dentists to be helpful for teeth, but may not know...

Food & tooth decay: bosom buddies

Dec 16, 2010 / 5:00 am

Why do children suffer tooth decay?  In a word - FOOD! When parents are asked what they think is the reason their children have decay, most respond "poor...

Tooth Brushing for Children 101

Nov 25, 2010 / 5:00 am

Tooth brushing is such a simple act. It’s so simple that many parents are unaware how much "good" can be accomplished in two minutes with a toothbrush. Many...

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